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HAKKA Clothes

Zhao-hua Ho2023-05-02
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The video explores the history, dialects, and traditional clothing of the Haka people in Taiwan. It discusses the cultural significance of the five main dialects, migration history, and differences in traditional costumes among regions. The Haka people have a practical approach to clothing, with a focus on durability and warmth. Traditional blue shirts with unique collar styles and decorations are common among Haka women. The video also covers the evolution of garment lengths and footwear traditions, including the use of handmade shoes and embroidered accessories in Haka wedding customs.

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Overview of Taiwanese Haka dialects.
00:05
The segment delves into the history and distribution of the five main dialects within the Taiwanese Haka language group.
Cultural significance and traditional dress.
It discusses the cultural importance of Haka dialects and the traditional clothing worn by the Haka people.
Migration history and village concentration in Taiwan.
The segment explores the migration of Haka people from China to Taiwan and the presence of Haka villages in different regions of Taiwan.
Differences in traditional costumes of Haka women.
It highlights the unique features of traditional Haka women's clothing, including decorations, materials, and embroidery techniques, which vary in different areas of Taiwan.
Overview of Haka clothing style and evolution.
05:49
Traditional Haka costumes include large collared shirts and loose pants, reflecting a simple and frugal style.
Haka clothing prioritizes durability and convenience, with blue and black garments being common.
The length of garments worn by Haka women in the north varies, with daily dresses being slightly shorter than formal attire.
Over time, the length of Haka garments has evolved, with some dresses now much shorter than in previous generations.
Description of Northern Haka Women's Clothing.
07:21
Northern Haka women's shirts have collars ranging from 90 to 105 centimeters, with two styles - round collar with cloth strips and stand collar.
Southern blue shirt collar is shorter than Northern Haka de jinchan.
Northern Haka shirts have wider and larger inlaid decorations on the lapel using various fabrics, ribbons, and lace.
Traditional blue shirts worn by Haka women are loose, mainly blue or black, with lapels opened and tied to the waist for convenience.
Traditional Haka women's blue shirts are designed for hard labor and feature buttons for easy breastfeeding.
12:18
The shirts are made of durable materials and tailored in straight lines for ease of cutting and sewing.
Haka women also wear belly aprons made of diamond-shaped cloth tied around the waist.
There are shorter and longer versions of the shirts, with longer ones favored by older men in colder months.
Traditional flower hairpins used by brides are made with fine copper wire and silk threads to create delicate floral decorations.
Traditional footwear of Haka women in China.
14:23
Women traditionally had bound feet and wore handmade canvas shoes, with attractive embroidery.
They used wooden clogs or applied oil to waterproof shoes in rainy weather.
Western-style rubber and leather shoes were adopted during the Republican era.
Haka women are typically barefoot but wear homemade embroidered shoes or Heads Up shoes when going out or at night.